Depression not only affects how you feel but also on how you think and behave. Untreated depression can go on to cause a variety of physical, social, occupational and relationship problems.

Depression affects nearly 1 in 6 adults in the UK. It can be triggered by a variety of things such as life changes, physical illness, loss etc – this is referred to as ‘reactive depression. Sometimes, however, there is no obvious cause – this is referred to an ‘endogenous depression’ and is thought to be caused by chemical imbalances in the brain.

There may be a genetic link but, as with many mental health problems, it is very hard to distinguish between whether nature or nurture is the influencing factor.

How do I know if I have depression?

What can I do about this?

 Specialist Clinicians:

Kate Tyler  Mike Cochrane Julian Hayes Gemma Boyd Marianna Oddyseos Laura McPhilemmy Lesley Pirie Helen Watson Amanda Craig Adam Digby Laura Fulcher  Hannah Taylor-Murfet